In my area, the trash company and the wireless internet company are locally owed. In reading the fine print on the bills, I discovered some interesting savings. Both, give one month free if you pay for 6 months in advance at a time. So, I can get 2 free months of each service a year. Also, both will give me 1 month free for each new customer I bring to them, after that customer signs a one year contract. It pays to read the fine print. My friend has a similar set up with her water softener and swimming pool service companies.